Postal prices increasing


Prices for first class and Priority Mail at the Post Office are going up, effective Sunday January 26.  According to, the rate increase will generate about $2 billion in annual revenue for the United States Postal Service.

Here are some of the basic first class mail price increases:

Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents

Letters additional ounces — 1-cent increase to 21 cents

Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15

Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents

If you use the "Forever" stamps, continue to use them. They are good for whatever the first class postage rate is on the date of use. CLICK HERE for more on Forever stamps.